I-meds and Blood

  1. Hi!
    I've just started a new job in a medical unit. In my previous job, our policy was that we couldn't use a pump when giving RBC's as the pump mechanism haemolysis the fragile RBC's. However, in my new job, the policy is the opposite. Both facilities use the same make/model of pumps. So, what is the correct way to administer blood? With or without a pump? Thanks in advance, Craig
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  3. by   seemoore
    ...oh yeah, and I forgot to say that the pump is a Baxter flo-guard.

    Cheers
    Craig
  4. by   no1mum
    hi, I have just changed jobs as well, going from an acute setting to district.
    We always used an imed pump for administering RBC, as we did when administering and ivf.

    Originally posted by seemoore:
    Hi!
    I've just started a new job in a medical unit. In my previous job, our policy was that we couldn't use a pump when giving RBC's as the pump mechanism haemolysis the fragile RBC's. However, in my new job, the policy is the opposite. Both facilities use the same make/model of pumps. So, what is the correct way to administer blood? With or without a pump? Thanks in advance, Craig


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    no1mum

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